Straight and Clean & Cavity Free Winners

Congratulations Reno! You’re a Straight and Clean Club winner!

Congratulations Meghan! You’re a Cavity Free Club winner!

 

Get a Mouth Guard! April is National Facial Protection Month!

April is National Facial Protection Month. Many of our pediatric dental and orthodontic patients return to outdoor sports and activities in the spring. It is great time to remind you of the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from dental and facial injuries. Play it safe whether at practice, a game or being active in the neighborhood.

Prevent dental and facial injuries, remember these four important tips:

  • -Wear a mouth guard to help prevent injuries to the teeth, mouth and jaws when practicing or playing team sports, or when skating or riding a bike.
  • -Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact.
  • -Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable.
  • -Be alert even as a spectator. Alert spectators can avoid foul baseballs and flying hockey pucks. Watch your step when climbing bleachers.

A mouth guard is one of the least expensive pieces of protective gear available, and it can prevent or minimize dental and jaw injuries.

Talk about the right mouth guard for you, or your child during your next visit with Dr. Port, Dr. Klein, Dr. Orbon or Dr. Maddox. Affiliated Dental Specialists provides a mouth guard to patients free of charge while in braces and a nominal charge for a custom mouth guard. Feel free to contact the office at 847.367.6055 for more information.

Coloring Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Cora and Rory on winning the March drawing for the Affiliated Coloring Contest! We accept original artwork and coloring sheets from our patients all year long to enter four drawings to win a $25 Regal Cinema gift card. Two winners are drawn at the end of March, June, September and December. Be sure to submit your entries to Pat at pbritten@affds.com. Winners are posted on affiliateddentalspecialists.com, our Facebook Page and  our Instagram account with #coloringcontest. Keep those creative juices flowing and Good Luck!

Count the Jellybeans!

The Affiliated Spring Contest is underway! Be sure to guess the number of jellybeans in the jar and enter to win a $25 Target Gift Card. Two winners will be announced on April 16!

Dental Exams and School Registration

It’s that time of year again! Many schools have started registration for the 2018-2019 school year, and with that comes dental exam requirements. Children entering Kindergarten, 2nd and 6th grade are required by the state of Illinois to have proof of a dental examination on file with their school. Be sure to maintain your child’s dental exams and meet the dental exam requirements of the state of Illinois. Dr. Orbon and Dr. Maddox are available six days a week to accommodate your schedule. Best wishes for a successful 2018-2019 school year!

The Affiliated Coloring Contest

Enter the Affiliated Coloring Contest to win a $25 movie gift card! Pick-up some coloring sheets at your next visit, or email Pat at pbritten@affds.com to request coloring sheets. If you’re feeling creative, draw or paint your own art on an 8.5″x11″ piece of paper. All entries can be emailed to pbritten@affds.com. Entries will be posted (with parent’s permission) to our Facebook page and Instagram account. Two winners will be announced at the end of March, June, September and December. Winners will be awarded a $25 movie gift card and will have their art posted in our offices, social media and website. Good luck!

The Snowflake Contest is Back!

Be sure to count all the snowflakes the next time you visit! Count the snowflakes that are in the waiting area, on the windows, on the plants and windows. Enter the contest to win a$25 movie gift card. Two winners will be announced on Friday, March 2, 2018. Good luck!

Dr. Richard Port Top Dentist!

Dr. Richard Port is voted a Top Dentist by his peers, as an Orthodontic Specialist. Check out Chicago Magazine, January 2018 edition while you are visiting our offices.

Successful Toys for Tots 2017

Thank you to all of our generous staff and patients for donating to Toys for Tots!

Toys for Tots

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.

·       The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

·       The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Both locations of Affiliated Dental Specialists are official collection sites for Toys For Tots. We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys thru December.